For Nicole, growing up and living in Mount Pearl, means giving back. As a proud O’Donel High Alumni, devoted volunteer, caring neighbour, and engaged citizen, she believes our collective efforts are what make up the incredible diversity, health and prosperity of our community.
With over 20 years of working experience leading community based organizations, Nicole has contributed to the empowerment of people and communities within the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Her roles have included president of the Memorial University Graduate Students’ Union, Executive Director for Women in Resource Development Corporation and the NL Sexual Assault Crisis and Prevention Centre and Special Advisor to the Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador. In all her work, listening, connecting, and advocating for people was foundational.
Earning a Master of Gender Studies degree from Memorial University, Nicole understands the value, strength and business case for equality and inclusion in our neighbourhoods and at the decision making table.
In addition to being a community-minded advocate, Nicole is also a successful entrepreneur and business women. She co-founded and created Escape Quest, a thriving escape room business that celebrates local history and culture. She values and understands that our local economy and business owners are critical to the health and vitality of our city.
Together with many community allies, Nicole has led provincial projects and coordinated initiatives that contribute to resilient communities. She is a firm believer that to address complex issues we need many good people from all expressions and experiences working together with respect, meaning, and purpose.